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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Microsoft Plays 'Risk'

SEOUL, South Korea () -- Microsoft Corp. has apologized to South Korea for erroneously drawing the Korea-Japan border around disputed islets in its CD-ROM world atlas.


Microsoft's Encarta 96 World Atlas, released late last year, identified the islets and the nearby South Korean island of Ullung as Japanese territories, triggering ire among Koreans.


The Encarta atlas also identified a crater lake atop Mt. Paektu on the China-North Korea border as Chinese territory. Korean mythology holds the lake as a sacred place, and many Koreans consider it part of their territory. Microsoft said it is checking documents to see if it has made a mistake.